13 Dec Stylish Christmas Decoration Ideas
Christmas is very nearly upon us and if you follow us on Instagram, you will have already seen images of dried fruits and spices being prepared for decorating Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths and all sorts. Whilst we love a bauble or two, adding natural decs to your tree adds texture to the overall design and ensures it does not look too formulaic. For a really stylish tree, try not to add more than 4 different ingredients.
We’ve added a video to our website showing you how we make our wreaths; if you feel inspired to make your own, why not take a look and send us pics of your wreaths via our Social Media platforms? Of course we have a selection of fresh wreaths at both our Covent Garden and Soho stores so do pop in to take a look if you prefer to leave the hard work to us!
Scent is evocative at all times of the year but perhaps especially at this time of year. Whilst it’s lovely to have a fresh tree in your home, if you do not have the space or prefer a faux tree – of which there are some good quality and some pre-lit varieties around – then why not place mismatched containers of dried fruit such as whole oranges, apple slices together with some cinnamon sticks and star anise around your home. They will scent the room with the perfect aroma of Christmas.
For fresh flowers, we recommend long-lasting flowers such as amaryllis which make a wonderful display either singly or en masse in one large vase. They have hollow stems so our top tip is to insert pea sticks into the stems which will support the flower heads as they slowly open up. Of course you can’t go wrong with a lovely vase of seasonal foliage; holly, ivy, eucalyptus, rosemary and blue pine are all you need to make a long-lasting festive display.
For the table, strewing ivy trails along the centre interspersed with tea lights with any bits of cut off pine and pine cones brings a natural look to your Christmas dinner. And don’t forget your sprig of mistletoe, strategically placed for a Christmas kiss!
Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mark & Stephen